Editor's Musings

Editor's Musings

Thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress

Dear Friends,

Have you ever been physically lost, not knowing where to go, looking frantically for road signs and familiar landmarks? It’s a frustrating, frightening experience.

Trying to make Jim’s life a little easier, I bought him a Global Positioning System (GPS) for his birthday. For the most part, it works, but even with this little computer, I still some­times feel lost. I worry about making the right decision. I try to determine which plan of action would be best. We live in troubling “lost” times that leave us anxious and scared.

The good news is that we don’t have to purchase something in a store to find the so­lution. The answer is free to all of us. The Godly Problem-Solving solution is even better than Jim’s GPS, and it works on the same principle. You tell God where you want to go, and He gives you the best route, custom-designing His roadmap for your life. Although the computer gives fairly instant answers, God sometimes isn’t so quick. In a world where Oprah solves her guests’ major problems in less than an hour, we often have to wait longer to know what God wants for our lives. It is so difficult to wait for God to show us the best way.

As we begin this New Year, it is my prayer that we will keep our Godly Problem-Solving devices in good working order. By spending time in prayer and meditation, we can keep our GPS batteries charged and ready for action. God can guide us in the direction He wants us to go.

Happy New Year!

God bless us every one,